Let me take you back to November 2008 when I arrived in Carmel-by-the-Sea, in California.
I stayed at The Colonial Terrace, just a short walk from the beach. It was a perfect place to rest and adjust to the time difference before heading for the most blissful 6 weeks of my life at Esalen, Big Sur.
Having left a cold dark November England, that first morning sitting on the terrace eating breakfast and looking at the glimpse of the sea was a health giving tonic.
I was escaping Christmas! I can only face a UK Christmas every other year, it is mainly the commercialism I have to escape from. So every other year I go on an adventure and this was my 2008 escape.
It was a beautifully peaceful, unhurried place to be, which set me up perfectly for my 6 week stay at Esalen, doing a Creative Expression course followed by 5 days of Process Arts.
The drive from Carmel was full of twists and turns and I was feeling a bit queasy when I arrived at Esalen, but the scene that met me took my breath away
this gorgeous wooden cabin was to be my home during my stay
well, there was so much that was special about that trip.
This sign was up in the Art Space
I hope you have enjoyed my walk down memory lane, I’ve really enjoyed sharing these happy memories with you.
And staying in the US:
And then, closer to home:
Please leave a link to one of your walks in the comments below, I’d love to walk along with you. Stroll on!